General Pencil S-800BP Sav-A-Point Kit
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- Keeps points sharp while lengthening the life of pencils, charcoal graphite and pastel
- Use for travel, studio, school supply boxes and more
- This package contains 1 1 x 7/8 inch little read all-art sharpener and 6 point protectors
- Made in USA
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General Pencil Sav-A-Point Kit keeps points sharp while lengthening the life of pencils, charcoal graphite and pastel. Use for travel, studio, school supply boxes and more. This package contains 1 1 x 7/8 Inch little read all-art sharpener and 6 point protectors. Made in USA.
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Pro=They exist and they work well in general.
Con=You have to use either then included sharpener or one like it with a short sharpening distance.
I have old school..."literally" vintage old schoolroom sharpeners I bought and love for my office, garage, shed and shop, but they sharpen to a nice long fine point. These caps will not cover the point of a pencil sharpened by a long point pencil sharpener. BUT! Thanks to a smart reviewer I noticed that you CAN double up the caps and that will get you covered for a long point.
These are perfect for me because I have given up on mechanical pencils. I am a blue collar guy who keeps both customer's files, a clipboard and also an assortment of tools in my briefcase. It all kind of rattles and shakes around in there but I love a hard side briefcase for just that reason. A high dollar mechanical pencil makes no sense for field use. Either it will get damaged or left behind or stolen on a job site, and cheaper mechanical pencils simply wont hold up to the rigors of "real men doing blue collar work".
So I have gone away from the mechanical pencil and back to the old school real wood pencils, because if all else fails, my pocket knife will sharpen them. I carry a small manual sharpener in my briefcase to keep them sharp otherwise. Problem is, sometimes that working man's briefcase gets knocked around and the pencils are damaged. Plus having a handful of sharp pencils rolling around can get your hands and other stuff punctured in there. Real men DO NOT use pencil boxes...they would be laughed off a job site.
These caps should protect not only the pencil points in the briefcase, but also the stuff those points could puncture!
Also, the included sharpener works surprisingly well. I only sharpened one pencil so far with it, but I started from a blunt brand new pencil and it sharpened just fine. I've had those metal German "bullet" style sharpeners do a worse job than this cheap little plastic thing that came with these tip covers. I put/stashed it in the shavings chamber of the nice manual sharpener I carry in my briefcase so I can stick it in my pocket when I'm away from my briefcase on a job site. Anther great idea that occurred to me as I evaluated this purchase. If that holds up I might actually purchase a bag of those cheap Chinese plastic sharpeners like this one just to have disposable ones.